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Best trails in Half Moon Bay

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Looking for a great trail near Half Moon Bay, California? AllTrails has 19 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Castle Rock State Park or Mount Diablo State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like West Waddell Creek State Wilderness or McNee Ranch. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 8 easy trails in Half Moon Bay ranging from 1 to 7.6 miles and from 13 to 334 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Half Moon Bay
Top trails (19)
#1 - Harkins Ridge, Craig Britton, Purisima Creek Trail
Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 4 h 11 m
As of June 2020, due to COVID-19 parking restrictions are place along Highway 35, Purisima Creek Road and Higgins Canyon Road. Preserve parking is very limited at this time. Specific info regarding fShow more
#2 - Coastside Trail
Half Moon Bay State Beach
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 3 h 9 m
Coastside Trail extends along the eastern boundary of the beach from Kelly Avenue north to Pillar Point and south to Poplar Beach, offering spectacular ocean views. A horse trail parallels the CoastsiShow more
#3 - Cowell-Purisima Trail
Half Moon Bay State Beach
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 3 h 5 m
The southern portion of this country road trail is only open on the weekends and Federal holidays. Note: There is a parking lot at this trailhead with no fee to park. The trail and parking area are oShow more
#4 - Grabtown Gulch to Purisima Creek Loop
Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 3 h
As of June 2020, due to COVID-19 parking restrictions are place along Highway 35, Purisima Creek Road and Higgins Canyon Road. Preserve parking is very limited at this time. Specific info regarding fShow more
#5 - Purisima Creek to Grabtown Gulch to Borden Hatch Mill Loop
Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 22 m
As of June 2020, due to COVID-19 parking restrictions are place along Highway 35, Purisima Creek Road and Higgins Canyon Road. Preserve parking is very limited at this time. Specific info regarding fShow more
#6 - Mavericks Cliffs Trail and Pier
Pillar Point Bluff
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 40 m
As of July 2020, due to COVID-19 measures, please practice social distancing measures and stay 6 feet from one another. Trails will also operate in one direction only. Find more info here: https://parShow more
#7 - Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail
Half Moon Bay State Beach
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 33 m
Great views of the Pacific coastline. This trail is partially paved and goes through a golf courseShow more
#8 - Purisima Creek Trail to Whitemore Trail Gulch Loop
Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 5 h
As of June 2020, due to COVID-19 parking restrictions are place along Highway 35, Purisima Creek Road and Higgins Canyon Road. Preserve parking is very limited at this time. Specific info regarding fShow more
#9 - Purisima Creek Trail to Skyline Blvd
Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 4 h 27 m
As of June 2020, due to COVID-19 parking restrictions are place along Highway 35, Purisima Creek Road and Higgins Canyon Road. Preserve parking is very limited at this time. Specific info regarding fShow more
#10 - Purisma Creek Trail to Bald Knob Trail Loop
Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve
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Length: 9.6 mi • Est. 5 h 38 m
As of June 2020, due to COVID-19 parking restrictions are place along Highway 35, Purisima Creek Road and Higgins Canyon Road. Preserve parking is very limited at this time. Specific info regarding fShow more
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